BuddeComm Intelligence Report - OTT and Industry Transformation
It has become clear that Over-The-Top (OTT) is the new normal' for the telecoms industry - with the emerging all-IP networks; telecoms services are basically moving to an OTT model. These services are seen as a threat by the traditional network operators and the companies offering them are perceived to be getting a free lunch over their networks the European telcos are calling for international regulation.
While the story for the traditional players in the telecoms market is all about shrinkage, on the other hand we see significant growth in many of the new subsectors of the broader ICT market, which includes cloud computing, data centres and M2M.
This BuddeComm Intelligence Report explores the issues surrounding OTT developments in the telecoms sector and the industry transformation BuddeComm believes is required for the future.
At the CITI State of Telecom 2012 conference, the issues surrounding OTT models were explored. OTT is the services model for the future for communications and media services, as well as a whole range of new ones, such as e-health, e-education, smart grids and the digital economy in general. It was a disappointment in late 2012 that the treaty on International Telecommunications regulations (ITRs) that had been under negotiation for two weeks at the ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) was not acceptable to 55 countries, and that, as a consequence, these countries did not sign the final version of the international treaty (89 did sign).